Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Edmundson, MO (STL)
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Been with AT&T Uverse Internet only for several years. Heard about Charter's 100 meg service. I got a promo price for a year, free modem and low install price. (I can't remember if we can post prices or not). The install is set for Monday evening. My new TV is wireless and has an Ethernet port and I have been watching a lot of content on Netflix using wired cable with some buffering.
So my questions are: Will Netflix still buffer? I have a small gigabit network which is all CAT 6 wired and about 6-8 wireless devices connected to my Asus RT-N66U router at any given time. Half of those are D* devices for On Demand and Whole Home DVR, Ooma VOIP, an Xbox One, and TV even though it's wired and a laptop or tablet every once in while. I am not looking forward to moving to new IP addresses. With AT&T my DHCP addresses were pretty much the same. Is this true of Charter? I have a Synology NAS and it as well as my desktop and network printer, all wired, needs to be pretty much fixed. To ensure that I set up a .224 sub net to limit the number of DHCP addresses.
I was told the modem I will be getting will be either a Cisco Model DPC3208 or EPC3208. Either one better than the other? With AT&T they use a residential gateway (RG) so the modem and router are combined. I have used a known workaround which is IP pass through for "bridge mode" but not true bridge mode because of the RG. I am very familiar with the RG but I am wondering if there will be any issues I should know about with either of the above modems with a router behind it.
Sorry for the long post, but I am sure you all can appreciate that it's a pretty big deal to switch if you have a network or even Netflix.